Dashboard is now HP Printer

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gemmaphant, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. gemmaphant macrumors newbie

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    Hi there everyone :)

    I am a new Apple user and very happy to have FINALLY made the switch from PC. I hope someone can please help me.

    I clicked on my Dashboard today to display all the widgets to use the calculator, and for some reason, my HP printer came up. I downloaded the software for this about a week ago, but, have no idea why it's assigned itself to my Dashboard icon.

    How do I restore it back to how it was please?

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards,

    gemmaphant
     
  2. Squicken macrumors member

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    To get rid of the widget? Click the + in the bottom left corner in Dashboard and an X should pop up on the widget that you can click to delete it.
     
  3. gemmaphant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey there Squicken

    Thank you for your help. No, I don't want to get rid of the little speedo out of my dock, I just don't know why now when I click on it, the software for my HP printer comes up. Before I got a calculator, the weather and all that. Something happened when I downloaded the software from HP for my printer. Sorry if I didn't explain it right the first time :)
     
  4. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    HP probably went and installed its own widget (or you didn't uncheck something that says they were going to do it). I have it installed on mine and it displays ink levels and such.

    Maybe you need to manually re-add the widgets you want. In which case, hit the plus sign and bring the ones you want back on the dashboard.
     
  5. gemmaphant thread starter macrumors newbie

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